Buried Under The Big Sky: Celebrities Resting In Peace In Montana
We know there are a lot of famous people that call Montana home.
What nobody ever really talks about are the celebrities who are buried in Montana. Today, that's just what we're talking about.
Find A Grave and Wikipedia made it easy to see if we had any celebrities that chose Montana for the long nap. There were a few names, Evel Knievel, Paris Gibson, Janette Rankin, that I totally expected to see, so I didn't include them or anyone that died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Celebrities Buried In Montana:
Mike Awesome, Michael Lee Alfonso, January 24, 1965 – February 17, 2007.
A professional wrestler, ECW, WCW, WWF/E, and more. Died in Florida, buried in Elmwood Estates Cemetery in Great Falls.
Hoyt Wayne Axton, March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor. Died in Victor, Montana after having 2 heart-attacks in 2 weeks. He's buried at the Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton.
Liz Claiborne, Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne, March 31, 1929 – June 26, 2007
American fashion designer, died of cancer of the stomach lining. She's buried at Triple 8 Ranch Grounds near Helena.
Dwight Clark, January 8, 1957 – June 4, 2018
Wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers from 1979-1987. He caught the winning throw in the NFC Championship game in 1982 know as "The Catch". In 2017 he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and died in Whitefish the next year. He's buried at the Candy Bar Ranch Burial Site near Kalispell.
Chet Huntley, Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley, December 10, 1911 – March 20, 1974
Television newscaster, co-host of the Huntley-Brinkley Report for 14 years. In March of 1974 he died of lung cancer at Big Sky. He's buried at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman.
Myrna Loy, Myrna Adelle Williams, August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993
An American Actress both stage and film. Died in 1993 during surgery for an undisclosed illness. She is buried in Forestvale Cemetery in Helena.
Stan Lynde, Myron Stanford Lynde, September 23, 1931 – August 6, 2013
Comic strip artist (Rick O' Shay), painter and novelist. He died from lung cancer in Helena in 2013. He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Billings.
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